Inclined Plane

Inclined planes offer a mechanical advantage by trading off the force it takes to raise an object with the distance it has to be moved.

The distance moved is increased by using the inclined plane, but the force required to raise the load is reduced.

See Also

  • Friction
  • Friction Angle
  • Force
  • Vector
  • Potential Energy
  • Wedge
  • Screw